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changer . it certainly appears to be. standing by for breaking news. thank you. president obama today toured parts of new york that are still suffering after sandy damaged it. some folks have power outages and gas shortages. 17 days after the event. the president toured the hardest hit area along with new york's governor. both senators and senators and the new york mayor and michael bloomburg. it is the second trip to the region since the storm. he said it won't be his last. >> i was speaking on behalf of the country when i said we are gonna be here until the rebuilding is complete. i am going to come back today, but i will be coming back in the future to make sure we have followed through on that commitment. >> the us frustrations are really boiling over. tons of debris is everywhere in staten island. the drivers still report finding -- they have trouble finding gas and someplaces and some people on long island are nearing their third week. eric sean is in staten island. what else did the president have to say? >> shepherd, the president said it was not going to be easy. you can cert
in washington, thanks so much. >>> all right. still ahead, president barack obama meeting with sandy victims. patience runs out in the northeast. >>> we are learning of charges against a couple of bp employees now over the gulf oil spill. they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> new details today in the oil rig disaster that cost oil giant bp billions. attorney general eric holder announced last hour that two bp officials are each charged with 22 counts of manslaughter, a third official charged with obstruction of justice in connection with the worst oil spill in history and the punishment doesn't stop there. bp will pay a record $4.5 billion fine to settle criminal charges. an explosion on bp's oil rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 people in april of 2010. millions of barrels of oil poured in to the gulf of mexico,
? thank you very much, everybody. >> all right. president barack obama there on staten island. the second visit to the region after superstorm sandy reiter e reiterating that the federal government will be there in the complete rebuilding of this region devastated by that storm. there he is with the governor of new york and also homeland security chief janet napolitano and senators chuck schumer also there as well as the new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you heard the president there also talking about poignant moment with the moore family and many people recall their two sons swept away and he talked about what's been a very emotional visit to the staten island area, but also a kind of reaffirms that resolve that the federal government will be there as best it can in the rebuilding process. our victor blackwell is there, also, in staten island outside of recovery center. so victor, give me an idea what the reception has been like for the president's second now visit, the first post-re-election there to staten island. >> reporter: well, i think the president today said what the peop
? thank you very much, everybody. [applause] tracy: that's president obama speaking on cedar grove avenue in staten island, new york. this is the president's first trip to staten island. i'm sure he was dismayed what he saw and how much work still needs to be down out there. long island as well. he did mention in order for the cleanup to happen properly in our area, he wanted to appoint a point person. sean donovan, the housing and urban development secretary will be our guy. he is a new york city native so he knows the area very well. the president appointed him the lead guy on getting the job done. so sean, your phone will be ringing i'm pretty sure very quickly. a lot of work to be done. many i'm sure wondering why the president has not been there sooner. >>> all right, coming up the founder of 5-hour energy responds to report that is the drink has been cited in more than a dozen deaths. manoj bhargava will join us. >>> gordon chapg says it means the wheels are coming off of china. look how toil is trading down. we'll be right back. tracy: popular caffeinated energy drink 5-hour energy
. not at all. we'll see what happens. thank you. >> all right. >>> president obama got a firsthand look today at parts of new york that were hardest hit by superstorm sandy. thousands of new yorkers, yes, thousands of new yorkers still don't have power two and a half weeks after sandy hit. the storm is raising serious questions about the government's response, even bigger questions about weather patterns, at least for some. let's bring in our white house correspondent brianna keilar -- actually, brianna is not yet available i'm told. but we do expect to get her up soon. we'll speak to brianna keilar momentarily. we'll also have a quick check of some of the day's other top stories. that's coming up including mitt romney, did he hurt himself with gaffes during his presidential campaign? is he hurting the republican party right now with his latest comments, the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, he's standing by to join us live. (splashing)... (child screaming underwater)... (underwater noises). >>> we've reconnected with brianna keilar, our white house correspondent, brianna keilar, is watching
much, everybody. >> thank you, mr. president. >> president obama on the ground in staten island for the second time since hurricane sandy blasted through this region. the president remarking, of course, on the first responders, praising them. many of those people on the ground right now, even though their homes at wunt point in time had no power and even in some cases their homes were destroyed. the president met privately with damien and glenda moore. they're the parents of two small children swept away the night that sandy roared through. the mother got out of the vehicle trying to get help, and while she was beating on doors asking for help, her children were swept away and the president met privately with that family, just one of over 100 people who are grieving because they lost a loved one in this storm. right now we know that thousands or tens of thousands are homeless and thousands are still without power in the region. interestingly enough, the president also noted that hud secretary shean donovan would be in charge of the federal response in rebuilding communities. he
. catherine, thanks so much. yesterday president obama testified his administration's handling of the consulate attack that killed four americans. take a listen to this exchange went president and ed henry. >> i wanted to ask about the families of these four americans killed. sean smith's father ray said he believes his son basically called 911 for help and didn't get it. and i know you said you grieve for these four americans. that it's being investigated. but the families have been waiting for two months. i would like to -- for you to address the families if you can. on 9/11 as commander in chief did you issue any orders to try to protect their lives? >> ed, you know, i'll address the families not through the press, i'll address the families directly as i already have. and we'll provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day. that's what the investigation is for. but as i said repeatedly, if people don't think that we did everything we can to make sure that we saved the lives of folks who i sent there and who were carrying out miss on behalf of
claims are stacking up. we're looking at losses of 6 to $12 billion. this all coming as president obama visits damage here in new york to see the recovery efforts. with me now is david williams, president of the taxpayers protection alliance. david, thanks so much for coming on the show. what do you make of all this? what happens if fema runs out of money? >> well, if fema runs out of money, don't worry, people will be helped. what is going to happen. congress is going to step in. they will make sure fema gets the money. what happens after that what we really don't know, how does fema pay the money back to the federal government. really it is only borrowing the money. that's what they did in katrina. they borrowed up to $20 billion. they blew through 18 billion in katrina. they have 3 billion left and 2.9 billion left. that will go through so quickly in new york and new jersey we're running up to a he had did line here. melissa: when i hear them say they will run out of money does it make a difference? it is your money, my money our audience's money. it is taxpayer dollars. what differe
island, president obama offers words of consolation to locals and thanks volunteers. we expect to hear some comments from president obama. we'll stay here live. we'll also let you know that we are expecting a news briefing coming up at about 2:00 p.m. eastern from the attorney general, eric holder. this is in relation to the settlement announced today b.p. oil's paying $4.5 billion fine, settlement, in the case for the gulf coast oil spill. that news conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. eastern. we hope to take you there live. >> as you can see in that mob of folks from staten island and reporters the president is actually in new york. he came up just a bit earlier today and started his afternoon in new york with a helicopter tour above some flooded and burned out sections of queens and staten island. he made an aerial tour over the neighborhood that included the breezy point community where roughly 100 homes were burned in a massive fire during the storm. >> live here on staten island waiting to hear possible comments by president obama who's been touring parts of queens and staten i
immunity card. jacki schechner. >> good morning. president obama is going to travel to new york for the day to assess the damage, thank first responders and follow up with victims of the aftermath of the super storm sandy. and then he's going to watch the movie "lincoln." it's a nice break between press conference and meeting with business leaders in the white house, and then the meetings with the budget with leaders. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to 1 trillion-dollar. >> senators rockefeller and harkin are passing around a letter opening to get 30 sittings. they want negotiations for every $1 out they have a $1 in. it would hold the president strong to medicare medicaid and social security. what they call lifelines to the middle class. david de will testify tomorrow behind closed doors in front of the intelligence committee. we're back after the break. this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>i think that's an understatement, eliot. u>> i'm not prone tot. u
of an obama administration official, ken salazar. you know what happens to journalists who do their job? they get threatened to be punched. that's how this administration always works. always has been. >> steve: michelle, thank you very much for joining us on this thursday. have a great week. see you next week. >> you bet. take care. >> gretchen: first they fought for our freedom, now for our economy. wait until you hear the idea these veterans came up with to create jobs. you'll love it. >> steve: then should an entire neighborhood have to chop down its oak trees because one kid is allergic to nuts? we're reading your e-mail. keep them coming [ female announcer ] you spend weeks planning it. you spend all day cooking it. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the
. thank you very much. other headlines on this thursday. in a couple hours, president obama is going to travel here to new york to look at the widespread destruction from monster storm sandy. there he is yesterday. going to head to staten island. a long island resident said his town was left in the dark every way possible. >> we had no police. the fire department was always around, but we had no information on what was going on. nothing. >> steve: who do you blame? >> everybody. the politicians in the local area. they didn't do a darn thing. we couldn't get telephone conversations. we couldn't make phone calls. the media is talking about manhattan and the overall picture, but not about us. we had nothing. >> steve: meanwhile, fema says it may need a bailout. a top fema executive says they expect losses. but their flood insurance program has less than $3 billion available in the kitty. >> gretchen: coming up, the battle over wisconsin's collective bargaining ban is far from overment the state is facing yet another lawsuit. governor scott walker here to react next. music: "make someone
johnson, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> brown: on line we have a who's who in china's new government. that's on the rundown. >> suarez: finally tonight, trying to recover from hurricane sandy. president obama saw first-hand some of the worst damage in new york city today. he toured through several hard- hit areas and met with residents in line for aid at an emergency center. the president said federal help will be available to people for as long as it's needed. >> there's going to be some long term rebuilding required. you look at this block and you know that this is a community that is deeply rooted. most of the folks i met here have been here 20,30, 50 years. they don't want to see their community uprooted but there's got to be a plan for rebuilding. and that plan is going to have to be coordinated and it's going to need resources. >> suarez: another one of the neighborhoods that was on the president's radar today was in new york city, and it faces a long road back. it's also a place where volunteers are playing an increasingly important role in assisting residents. as we learned w
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